GOTHIC STONE Haereticus Empyreum LP
Black Widow Records, black vinyl, insert
NEW MINT LP
"After more than 25 years since their foundation, Palermo-based Gothic Stone join forces with Black Widow Records in order to release their debut album Haereticus Empyreum, the very first traditional metal album coming out on vinyl format from their hometown. Blending elements of doom, nwobhm and hints of seventies dark sound, it will take you back to the gloomiest roots of heavy metal (70's Judas Priest and Black Sabbath) and let you follow the left hand path of this music through the rituals of the eighties masters (Angel Witch, Sarcofagus, Mercyful Fate, Candlemass, Manilla Road, Warlord!), straight to the crypt of the italian electric church (Death SS, Paul Chain Violet Theatre, The Black). Loyal to their belief that true doom must not be necessarily slow, but somber and menacing, Gothic Stone officiate their ceremony on mid-tempos of solemn drums, while metallic old-school guitars blaze through the mist of an ancient pipe organ and the imperious voice of Nightcomer (former DoomSword singer) leads the way! Haeresis vobiscum!"